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Using The Past, 2019/20, Semester 1
Dr Penelope Goodman
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

General reading

Overviews and cross-cultural collections

Baines, J. van der Blom, H. Chen, Y.S. and Rood, T. (eds.) 2019. Historical Consciousness and the Use of the Past in the Ancient World. Equinox.  

Gahtan, M.W. and Pegazzano, D. (eds.) 2015. Museum archetypes and collecting in the ancient world (Brill).

Grethlein, J. and Krebs, C.B. (eds.) 2012. Time and narrative in ancient historiography : the 'plupast' from Herodotus to Appian.  Cambridge; New York:  Cambridge University Press.

Pieper, C. and Ker, J. (eds.) 2014, Valuing the past in the Greco-Roman world : proceedings from the Penn-Leiden Colloquia on Ancient Values VII (Brill)

Rocchi, S. and Mussini, C. (eds.), 2017 Imagines antiquitatis: Representations, Concepts, Receptions of the Past in Roman Antiquity and the Early Italian Renaissance. Philologus supplementary volumes, 7. Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter.

Yoffee, N. ed. 2007. Negotiating the Past in the Past: Identity, Memory, and Landscape in Archaeological Research, University of Arizona Press.  

Greek uses of the past

Boedeker, D. 1998. ‘Presenting the Past in Fifth-Century Athens’ in D. Boedeker and K. Raaflaub (eds.), Democracy, empire, and the arts in fifth-century Athens. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 185–202

Foxhall, L., Gehrke, H.-J. & Luraghi, N. (eds.) 2010. Intentional history : spinning time in Ancient Greece ISBN: 9783515096836; 3515096833. Stuttgart: Steiner.

Grethlein, J. 2010. The Greeks and their past : poetry, oratory and history in the fifth century BCE.  Cambridge/New York:  Cambridge University Press.

Marincola, J. 2012. Greek notions of the past in the archaic and classical eras : history without historians Edinburgh University Press.

Roman uses of the past

Braund, D. and Gill, C. 2003. Myth, history and culture in republican Rome : studies in honour of T.P. Wiseman David B Exeter : University of Exeter Press.

Galinsky, K. (ed.), 2014. Memoria Romana : memory in Rome and Rome in memory. Supplements to the Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome, 10.  Ann Arbor:  University of Michigan Press, for the American Academy in Rome.

Galinsky, K. (ed.), 2015. Memory in ancient Rome and early Christianity. Oxford: OUP.

Gowing, A.M. 2005. Empire and memory : the representation of the Roman Republic in imperial culture.  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press.

Roller, M.B. 2018. Models from the Past in Roman Culture: A World of Exempla. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  

Rutledge, S. 2012. Ancient Rome as a museum : power, identity, and the culture of collecting.


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Images of Thebes’ past in archaic and classical literature


K. Dowden, The uses of Greek mythology (London: Routledge, 1992)

R.L. Fowler, Early Greek Mythography, volume 1 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000)

R.L. Fowler, Early Greek Mythography, volume 2 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013)

T. Gantz, Early Greek Myth: a guide to literary and artistic sources (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993), chapter 14 (‘Thebes’) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva


Read Sophocles’ Antigone, and familiarise yourself with the plot outline of Euripides’ Suppliant Women and Aeschylus’ Eleusinians.  

There are reliable translations in the Loeb Classical Library (available online through the library catalogue): Hugh Lloyd-Jones (Sophocles); David Kovacs (Euripides); Alan Sommerstein (Aeschylus: Eleusinians is in volume 3, Fragments).


(i) Theban myth

D.W. Berman, Myth, literature, and the creation of the topography of Thebes (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015)

T. Gantz, Early Greek Myth: a guide to literary and artistic sources (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993)

S.E. Larson, Tales of epic ancestry : Boiotian collective identity in the late archaic and early classical periods (Stuttgart: Steiner, 2007)

(ii) Theban history

R.J. Buck, A history of Boeotia (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 1979)

N.H. Demand, Thebes in the fifth century : Heracles resurgent (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1982)

(iii) Commentaries on Antigone

M. Griffith, Sophocles: Antigone (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999) [includes a detailed introduction]

A. Brown, Sophocles: Antigone (Warminster, Aris & Phillips, 1987)

(iv) Tragedy

D.L. Cairns, Sophocles : Antigone (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016) 

P.E. Easterling, ‘Anachronism in Greek tragedy’,  The Journal of Hellenic Studies.  105 (1985) 1-10

H. Foley, ‘Tragedy and democratic ideology. The case of Sophocles’ Antigone ’, in B. Goff (ed.), History, tragedy, theory : dialogues on Athenian drama (Austin 1995), 131-50 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

A.F. Garvie, ‘Closure or indeterminacy in Septem  and other plays? ’, The Journal of Hellenic Studies.  134 (2014), 23-40

P. Holt, ‘ Polis and tragedy in the Antigone ’, Mnemosyne. 52 (1999), 658-690

V. Liapis, ‘Creon the Labdacid: political confrontation and the doomed oikos  in Sophocles’ Antigone ’, in D.L. Cairns (ed.), Tragedy and archaic Greek thought (Swansea 2013), 81-118 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

F. Meinel, Pollution and crisis in Greek tragedy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015)

C. Pelling (ed.), Greek tragedy and the historian (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997)

N.J. Sewell-Rutter, Guilt by descent : moral inheritance and decision making in Greek tragedy (Oxford 2007)

(v) Some later ancient versions

The Roman tragedian Accius (2nd century BC) wrote an Antigone, of which we have only a few fragments: they can be found E.H. Warmington's Remains of Old Latin, vol. 2 pp.356-9. Antigone also appears in the Latin Thebaid, by Statius (1st century AD), especially books 7-8 and 11-12, and in the Greek sophist Philostratus' Imagines 2.29 (3rd century AD). All these are available on-line in the Loeb Classical Library.

Chapter 5 of Douglas Cairns' Sophocles : Antigone ISBN: 9781472512147 (electronic bk.); 1472512146 (electronic bk.); 9781472513441; 1472513444; 9781472514332 (hardback); 1472514335; 9781472505095; 1472505093 (above) deals briefly with later ancient versions. George Steiner's Antigones is mainly concerned with post-classical versions. 


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Historical, cultural and metaphysical pasts in Plato’s dialogues

Harold Tarrant (ed.) and Hugh Tredennick (tr.) 2003, Plato. The Last Days of Socrates (new edition). Harmondsworth: Penguin Classics – introductory essay


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Historiographical uses of the Trojan war

Primary sources

Herodotus Histories, esp. 2.112-120, 9.116-20

Thucydides 1.1-12

Secondary literature

Baragwanath, E. 2012. The mythic plupast in Herodotus. In Grethlein, J. and Krebs, C.B. (eds.) 2012. Time and narrative in ancient historiography : the 'plupast' from Herodotus to Appian.  Cambridge; New York:  Cambridge University Press, pp.35-56.

Baragwanath, E. & M. de Bakker eds. 2012. Myth, truth, and narrative in Herodotus. Oxford: OUP.

Boedeker, D. 1988. Protesilaos and the end of Herodotus’ Histories, Classical antiquity. 7, pp.30-48.

Boedeker, D. 2012. Speaker's past and plupast: Herodotus in the light of elegy and lyric. In Grethlein, J. and Krebs, C.B. (eds.) 2012. Time and narrative in ancient historiography : the 'plupast' from Herodotus to Appian.  Cambridge; New York:  Cambridge University Press, pp.17-34.

Boedeker, D. & Sider, D. eds. 2001. The new Simonides : contexts of praise and desire. Oxford: OUP.

Bowie, E. 2010. The Trojan War’s reception in early Greek lyric, iambic and elegiac poetry. In Foxhall, L. et al., eds. Intentional history : spinning time in Ancient Greece. Stuttgart: Steiner, pp.57-87.

Burgess, J.S. 2001. The tradition of the Trojan War in Homer and the Epic Cycle. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP.

Dewald, C. 1997. Wanton kings, pickled heroes and gnomic founding fathers: strategies of meaning at the end of Herodotus’ Histories. In Roberts, D.H. et al., eds. Classical closure : reading the end in Greek and Latin literature. Princeton: Princeton UP, pp.62-82. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Erskine, A. 2001. Troy between Greece and Rome : local tradition and imperial power. Oxford: OUP.

Gehrke, H.-J. 2001. Myth, history and collective identity: uses of the past in ancient Greece and beyond. In Luraghi, N. ed., The historian's craft in the age of Herodotus. Oxford: OUP, pp.286-313.

Hall, E. 1989. Inventing the barbarian : Greek self-definition through tragedy. Oxford: OUP

Haubold, J. 2007. Xerxes’ Homer. In Bridges, E. et al. Cultural responses to the Persian wars : antiquity to the third millennium. Oxford: OUP, pp.47-63 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Jones, C.P. 1999. Kinship diplomacy in the ancient world. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP.


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Traveling History: Herodotus, Pausanias and the search for the Greek past

Bakker, E. J.. Wees, H. van. and Jong, I. J. F. de. 2002. Brill's companion to Herodotus
Derow, P. and Parker, R. 2003. Herodotus and his world : essays from a conference in memory of George Forrest
Dewald, C. 1987. ‘Narrative surface an authorial voice in Herodotus’ Histories’ in
Arethusa, 20(1/2), pp.147-170
Dewald, C. and Marincola, J. 2006. The Cambridge companion to Herodotus
Evans, J. A. S. 1991. Herodotus, explorer of the past : three essays
Harrison, T, and Irwin, E. 2018 Interpreting Herodotus
Luraghi, N. 2001. The historian's craft in the age of Herodotus
Marincola, J. 1987 ‘Herodotean Narrative and the Narrator's Presence’ in Arethusa 20(1), p.121
Moyer, I. 2002. ‘Herodotus and an Egyptian mirage: The genealogies of the Theban priests.’ In Journal of Hellenic Studies 122, pp.70-90
Romm, J. 1989. ‘Herodotus and Mythic Geography: The Case of the Hyperboreans’ in Transactions of the American Philological Association 119, pp.97-113
Skinner, J. 2012. The invention of Greek ethnography : ethnography and history from Homer to Herodotus
Thomas, R. 2000. Herodotus in context : ethnography, science and the art of persuasion
Vasunia, P. 2012. ‘Between East and West: Mobility and Ethnography in Herodotus' Proem’ History and Anthropology, 23(2), pp.183-198

Alcock, S.E.; CherryJ.; Elsner, J. 2001. Pausanias : travel and memory in Roman Greece
Bingen, J. 1996. Pausanias historien : huit exposés suivis de discussions
Ebeling, H. L. 1914. ‘Pausanias as an Historian’ The Classical Weekly, 7(18), pp.138-141
Ebeling, H. L. 1914 ‘Pausanias as an Historian (Concluded)’ The Classical Weekly, 7(19), pp.146-150
Elsner, J. 1992. ‘Pausanias: A Greek Pilgrim in the Roman World’ in Past & Present, 135, pp.3-29
Goldhill, S. 2001. Being Greek under Rome : cultural identity, the Second Sophistic and the development of empire
Habicht, C. 1984. Pausanias' Guide to ancient Greece
Pausanias.; Harrison, J.E..; Verrall, M. de G. 1890. Mythology & monuments of ancient Athens : being a translation of a portion of the 'Attica' of Pausanias
Hutton, W. 2005. Describing Greece : landscape and literature in the Periegesis of Pausanias
Jong, I. J. F. de. 2012. Space in ancient Greek literature : studies in ancient Greek narrative
Pretzler, M. 2007. Pausanias : travel writing in ancient Greece
Pretzler, M. 2010. ‘From one connoisseur to another: Pausanias as Winckelmann's guide to analysing Greek art’ in Classical Receptions Journal, 2(2), pp.197-218
Pretzler, M. 2005 ‘Pausanias and Oral Tradition’ in The Classical Quarterly, 55(1), pp.235-249
Pretzler, M. 2009. ‘Following Pausanias. The Quest for Greek Antiquity’ in Journal of the History of Collections, Vol.21(1), pp.146-147

Travel and history, ancient and modern
Clifford, J. 1997. Routes : travel and translation in the late twentieth century
Alcock, S. E. 2002. Archaeologies of the Greek past : landscape, monuments, and memories
Appadurai, A. 1981. ‘The past as a scarce resource’ in Man, 1981, Vol.16(2), p.201-19
Casson, L. 1994. Travel in the ancient world
Clarke, R., ed. 2018. The Cambridge companion to postcolonial travel writing
Clifford, J. and Marcus, G. E 1986. Writing culture : the poetics and politics of ethnography : a School of American Research advanced seminar
Crowley, P. Humble, N. and Ross, S. M. 2011. Mediterranean travels : writing self and other from the ancient world to contemporary society
Elsner, J. and Rutherford, I. 2005. Pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman and early Christian antiquity : seeing the gods
Howard, P., Thompson, I. and Waterton, E. 2013. The Routledge companion to landscape studies
Hulme, P. and Youngs, T. 2002. The Cambridge companion to travel writing
Kolen, J. Renes, J. and Hermans, R. 2015. Landscape biographies : geographical, historical and archaeological perspectives on the production and transmission of landscapes
Martels, Z. R. W. M. von. 1994. Travel fact and travel fiction : studies on fiction, literary tradition, scholarly discovery, and observation in travel writing
Said, E.W. 1984. The world, the text and the critic
Schama, S. 1996. Landscape and memory
Westrem, S. 1991. Discovering new worlds : essays on medieval exploration and imagination

Seminar preparation

Jaś Elsner, 2001. ‘Structuring Greece: Pausanias’s Periegesis as a Literary Construct’, in Pausanias: Travel and Memory in Roman Greece, eds. Alcock, Cherry and Elsner. OUP, pp. 3-20.     

Maria Pretzler, 2007. ‘A Sense of Time: Pausanias as Historian’ in Pausanias: Travel Writing in Ancient Greece. Duckworth, pp. 73-90.        

Herodotus Book 2: 1-5, 28-35, 142-3.  

Pausanias, Attica 17-29  

Optional additional interdisciplinary reading

James Clifford, 1997 ‘Traveling Cultures’ in Routes: Travel and Translation in the Late Twentieth Century. Harvard University Press, pp. 17-46.

Edward W. Said, 1984. ‘Traveling Theory’ in The World, The Text, and The Critic. Faber and Faber, pp. 226-247.


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The use and abuse of histories at Delphi


 Last week's Pausanias reading is helpful again, see particularly the books by Habicht, Hutton and Pretzler and look at sections that deal with Delphi.

 Arafat, K.W., 2009. Treasure, treasuries and value in Pausanias. The Classical Quarterly59(2), pp.578-592.

 Chappell, M., 2006. Delphi and the Homeric hymn to Apollo. The Classical Quarterly, 56(2), pp.331-348.

 Gartland, S.D. 2016. Enchanting History in S.D.Gartland ed. Boiotia in the Fourth Century B.C. University of Pennsylvania Press, pp. 80-98.

 Gensheimer, M.B., 2017. Metaphors for Marathon in the Sculptural Program of the Athenian Treasury at DelphiHesperia 86(1), pp.1-42.

 Morgan, C. 1990. Athletes and oracles: The transformation of Olympia and Delphi in the eighth century BC. Cambridge University Press.

 Neer, R., 2004. The Athenian treasury at Delphi and the material of politicsClassical Antiquity23(1), pp.63-93.

 Scott, M. 2010 Delphi and OlympiaCambridge University Press



 Pausanias 10.5-10.32

 Osborne, R. and Rhodes P.J., 2017. Greek historical inscriptions: 478-404 BC. #192 (‘Thank offering for victory at Aegospotami’)


 McInerney, J., 2004. " Do you see what I see?": Plutarch and Pausanias at Delphi. in Bons, J., Kessels, T., Schenkeveld, D. and de Blois, L. eds., The Statesman in Plutarch's Works, Volume I: Plutarch's Statesman and his Aftermath: Political, Philosophical, and Literary Aspects. Brill. pp.43-56.

 Palagia, O., 2009. Spartan Self‐Presentation in the Panhellenic Sanctuaries of Delphi and Olympia in the Classical Periodin N.Kaltzas ed. Athens-Sparta: Contributions to the research and the history of the two city-states, Onassis, Athens pp.32-40.

 Scott, M. 2016. The performance of Boiotian identity at Delphi in S.D.Gartland ed. Boiotia in the Fourth Century B.C. pp.99-120



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Greek myths in Roman literature

Buxton, RGA. 1994. Imaginary Greece : the contexts of mythology. Cambridge

Buxton, RGA. 2009. Forms of astonishment : Greek myths of metamorphosis. Oxford

Cameron, A. 2004. Greek mythography in the Roman world. New York.

Coleman, KM 1990. ‘Fatal charades: Roman executions staged as mythological enactments’. In: The journal of Roman studies. 80, 44-73

Farrell, A. & DP Nelis (eds). 2013. Augustan poetry and the Roman Republic. Oxford.

Farrow, JG. 1991/92. ‘Aeneas and Rome: pseudepigrapha and politics’. In: The Classical Journal. 87, 339-359.

Fletcher, KFB. 2008. ‘Systematic genealogies in Apollodorus' «Bibliotheca» and the exclusion of Rome from Greek myth.’ In: Classical antiquity. 27, 59-91.

Fletcher, KFB. 2011. ‘A handbook for the translation of Greek myth into Latin : Parthenius, Gallus, and the «Erotica pathemata»’. In: S. McElduff and E. Sciarrino (eds), Complicating the history of western translation : the ancient Mediterrannean in perspective. Manchester, 12-24.

Galinsky K. 1990/92. ‘Ovid and Greco-Roman myth’. In: The Augustan Age 10, 19-25.

Goldhill, S (ed.). 2001. Being Greek under Rome : cultural identity, the Second Sophistic and the development of empire. Cambridge, especially S. Goldhill ‘The erotic eye’, pp. 154-194. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Graf, F. (ed). 1993. Mythos in mythenloser Gesellschaft : das Paradigma Roms. Stuttgart. Especially chapters by Beard, Horsfall and Graf

Hannah, B. 2004. ‘Manufacturing descent: Virgil's genealogical engineering’. In: Arethusa. 37, 141-164.

Hardie, P. (ed) 2009. Paradox and the marvellous in Augustan literature and culture. Oxford.

Saïd, S. 2007. ‘Myth and historiography’. In: J. Marincola (ed): A companion to Greek and Roman historiography. Oxford, 76-88. – the volume has also other useful articles.

Segal CP. 1971. ‘Ovid's Metamorphoses: Greek myth in Augustan Rome.’ In: Studies in philology. 68, 371-394.

Whitmarsh, T. (2011). Narrative and identity in the ancient Greek novel : returning romance. Cambrige

Wiseman, TP. 2004. The myths of Rome. Exeter


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Roman family histories


Beard, M. 2007. The Roman triumph. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Favro, D. 1994. ‘The Street Triumphant: The Urban Impact of Roman Triumphal Parades’, in Z. Çelik et al. (eds), Streets : critical perspectives on public space. (Berkeley): pp. 151-64. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Feeney, D. 2007. Caesar's calendar : ancient time and the beginnings of history. Sather Classical Lectures, 65.  Berkeley:  University of California Press – chapter 6, ‘Years, Months and Days II. The Grids of the Fasti.’

Flower, H.I. 1996. Ancestor masks and aristocratic power in Roman culture. Oxford University Press.

Jacobs II, P.W. and Conlin, D. (2015). Campus Martius : the Field of Mars in the life of ancient Rome. New York City, New York: Cambridge University Press – chapter 3, ‘Very Costly Temples”: the Campus Martius and Republican temple construction.’ Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Leach, E. W. 2010. ‘Fortune's Extremities: Q. Lutatius Catulus and Largo Argentina Temple B: A Roman Consular and his monument’ in Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome. 55: 111-134.

Lange, C.H. 2016. Triumphs in the age of civil war : the late Republic and the adaptability of triumphal tradition. London and New York: Bloomsbury – see esp. chapter 3.

Meadows, A. and J. Williams 2001. ‘Moneta and the Monuments: Coinage and Politics in Republican Rome’ in The journal of Roman studies. 91: 27-49 – see esp. pp. 37 ff.

Oakley, S.P. 1996-2005. A commentary on Livy, Books 6-10 (four volumes). Oxford: Clarendon Press – see esp. Volume II: Books VII-VIII (1998), for commentary on Livy 8.40.

Popkin, M.L. 2016. The The architecture of the Roman triumph : monuments, memory, and identity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Ridley, R.T. (1983), 'Falsi triumphi, plures consulatus' in Latomus 42: 372-382 .

Smith, C. J. 2006. The Roman clan : the gens from ancient ideology to modern anthropology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wiseman, T. (1974). ‘Legendary Genealogies in Late-Republican Rome’ in Greece and Rome., 21(2): 153-164.

Seminar: a family business

Hornblower, S. and Spawforth, A. 2003. The Oxford Classical Dictionary. (3rd ed. rev.) Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.

Brill's new Pauly, English translation edited by Christine F. Salazar and Francis G. Gentry. Leiden: Brill NV.

Richardson, L. 1992. A new topographical dictionary of ancient Rome. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press


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Transforming religious identities

Cunliffe, B. W. ed. 1988. The Temple of Sulis Minerva at Bath. Vol.2, The finds from the sacred spring. Oxford: Oxford University Committee for Archaeology.

Cunliffe, B. W. & Davenport, P. 1985. The Temple of Sulis Minerva at Bath. Volume I: The Site. Oxford: Oxford University Committee for Archaeology.

Curchin, L. A. 2004. The romanization of central Spain : complexity, diversity, and change in a provincial hinterland. London: Routledge.

Fear, A. 1996. Rome and Baetica : urbanization in southern Spain c. 50 BC-AD 150. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Goldberg, G. H. 2008. The Dichotomy in Romano-Celtic Syncretism: Some Preliminary Thoughts on Vernacular Religion. TRAC 2008: Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference, Amsterdam 2008, pp. 187-202. - Available online (Open Access):

Haeussler, R. & King, A. C. eds. 2007. Continuity and innovation in religion in the Roman West. Volumes I and II. Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplementary Series 67. Portsmouth RI: Journal of Roman Archaeology.

Henig, M. 1999. A New Star Shining Over Bath. The Oxford journal of archaeology. 18, pp. 419-425.

King, A. 2002. The Emergence of Romano-Celtic Religion. In: Blagg, T. & Millett, M. eds. The Early Roman Empire in the West. Oxford: Oxbow Books, pp. 220-241 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva .

Metzler, J., Millett, M., N. Roymans, N. & Slofstra, J. eds. Integration in the early Roman west : the role of culture and ideology. Luxembourg: Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art.

Mierse, W. 1999. Temples and towns in Roman Iberia : the social and architectural dynamics of sanctuary designs from the third century B.C. to the third century A.D.. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.

Revell, L. 2009. Roman imperialism and local identities. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Revell, L. 2007. Religion and Ritual in the Western Provinces. Greece and Rome. 54, pp. 210-228.

Rodríguez Hidalgo, J. M. & Keay, S. J. 1995. Recent Work at Italica. In: Cunliffe, B. W. & Keay, S. J. eds. Social complexity and the development of towns in Iberia, from the Copper Age to the second century AD. Proceedings of the British Academy 86, pp. 395-420. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Webster, J. 1997. Necessary Comparisons: A Post-Colonial Approach to Religious Syncretism in the Roman Provinces. World archaeology. 28, pp. 324-338.

Webster, J. 1995a. Interpretatio: Roman Word Power and Celtic Gods. Britannia. 26, pp. 153-161.

Woolf, G. 2000. The Religious History of the Northwest Provinces. Journal of Roman archaeology. 13, pp. 615-630.


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The transmission and interpretation of Roman literature


Reynolds, L.D. and Wilson, N.G. 2013. Scribes and Scholars. a Guide to the Transmission of Greek and Latin Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Greetham, D.C. 1994. Textual scholarship : an introduction. New York: Garland Pub.

Kenney, E.J. 1974. The classical text : aspects of editing in the age of the printed book. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Turner, J. 2014. Philology : the forgotten origins of the modern humanities. Princeton UP.

Seminar: Ovid’s Heroides

Knox, Peter E. 1995. Ovid Heroides : select epistles. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press – introduction.

Kenney, E.J. 1996. Ovid Heroides, XVI-XXI. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press – introduction.

Farrell, J. 1998. Reading and Writing the Heroides. Harvard studies in classical philology.. 98, pp.307–338.

Tarrant, R.J. 1981. The Authenticity of the Letter of Sappho to Phaon (Heroides XV). Harvard studies in classical philology.. 85, pp.133–153.

White, P. 2009. Renaissance postscripts : responding to Ovid's Heroides in sixteenth-century France . Columbus: Ohio State University Press.

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